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Date:      Sat, 23 Sep 2000 01:30:42 +0200 (CEST)
From:      Janko van Roosmalen <>
To:        Erin <>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: perl/cgi Authorintg tools
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000201c0243a$df98a580$>

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Getting tired of using vi or notepad is a rather vague description.

If your problem is syntax, VIM (vi improved) is a vi clone which offers
syntax highlighting of Perl.

If your problem is version control you can look at RCS or CVS. If you are
the only programmer RCS will do this nicely. If you messed up something
you can always go back to the previous version.

If you want a better way to handle the complexity of 1500+ line programs,
you can investigate PERL modules or file includes. Test the
subroutines/functions and put them in a module. After that you can
concentrate on the main program. 

Janko van Roosmalen - Vught - Netherlands

On Thu, 21 Sep 2000, Erin wrote:

> I am getting tired of using notepad and vi to do
> my authoring and editing of all my perl and .cgi
> scripts.
> I have a 1500+ line perl script that has minor
> problems originating between the keyboard and
> the chair. It geting to be hard to track down
> these minor errors with notepad and/or vi.
> What else is there?

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